Thermal Analysis of an M256 120-mm Cannon

Report No. ARL-TR-3594
Authors: Joseph T. South and Robert H. Carter (both of ARL)
Date/Pages: August 2005; 24 pages
Abstract: In this work, the development and verification of a thermal finite element model for the M256 120-mm cannon is reported. Surface and interior temperatures of the M256 at various times and locations are reported after being subjected to a simulated ballistic event. This report details the development of the models with emphasis on mesh refinement for improved fidelity. The results of the model agree with experimentally obtained M256 thermal data.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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